Infection Control Signage

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Health

The CDC has released updated precautions to take to keep COVID-19 from entering your facility. Please review (and use!) the below signs to ensure all who enter are aware of what precautions they should be taking. New Signage Available: Airborne Precautions Airborne Precautions (Spanish Version) Contact Precautions Contact Precautions (Spanish Version) Droplet Precautions Droplet Precautions (Spanish Version) Droplet Precautions (Special- …

Podcast: Ep. 13 – COVID Successes of Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Cathy Hamblin Podcast

HealthCap Risk Manager Cathy Hamblen interviews Tracie Murray, Administrator, and Bethany Murray, Assistant Administrator of Cedar Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Sunnyvale, California. They walk us through the implementation and execution of their successful COVID plan that brought them through the outbreak to being declared COVID-free today.

Podcast: Ep. 12 – What is Legal Immunity in the Time of COVID-19?

Christina Nechiporchik Podcast

When an incident occurs, what do you do? Are you just running around putting out fires? Listen as HealthCap Risk Managers Patti Sweet and Donna We’ve been hearing the term “immunity” a lot in the news lately. But when talking about immunity, there’s another kind that has nothing to do with antibodies. In today’s podcast, Christina Nechiporchik and Marc Feeney …

Copper Not Just For Arthritis Anymore?

Angie Szumlinski Studies

There was a recent study to determine if copper could serve as an antimicrobial agent. The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine published the study and it was found that copper did prevent outbreaks of healthcare-associated infections in a long-term care facility. Specifically, the risk of hand-transmitted healthcare-associated infection was significantly lower in the area equipped with copper surfaces. …

A Growing Problem

Angie Szumlinski Health, Training

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and C. difficile are a growing problem in healthcare. The large reservoir of MDRO and C. difficle found within nursing homes can become a source of transmission. Added to that, the population entering nursing homes have many risk factors which make them vulnerable to colonization and infection with these organisms. You can download our helpful inforgraphic that …